Rochas Man, Body Kouros, La Nuit De L'Homme, Gucci Pour Homme, M7, Fahrenheit. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me six times, shame on... my parents for conceiving me.
After these buys, I quickly found some good places to purchase decants online. I also learned that even those who consider themselves aficionados can be guilty of "hyping" a scent; they're just better at crafting their reviews in such a way as to appear objective.
That said, I really don't mind the hype that appears on these forums. If people want to get excited and wax hyperbolic over a scent, more power to them.